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    Godzilla Stomps into Hastings Museum

    Years after the Janjira nuclear plant was mysteriously destroyed, Ford Brody goes to Japan to help his father, Joe, who has ... Read Article »

    'Mysteries of the Unseen World' Amazes in 3D

    A new giant screen film takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds beyond our normal vision to uncover ... Read Article »

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    Explore mysterious cities beneath the sea in The Last Reef

    Back by popular demand at the Hastings Museum is The Last Reef: Cities Beneath The Sea, a thrilling underwater journey ... Read Article »

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  • Upcoming Events

    nanoscienceInterested in science? This summer the Museum is working with UNL’s Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience. They’ve provided us with some some amazing hands-on activities that we’ll be providing at the Museum on three upcoming Science Saturdays. Last chance to participate: August 2. Details here.

    KADOrangeBannerLogoDon’t miss this amazing festival August 8-10. It’s a great time to visit the Museum’s Discover the Dream exhibit and learn all about invention of Kool-Aid. For a full list of the activities at the Museum during this busy weekend, go here. If you’s like to get the round-up of everything going on, try kool-aiddays.com.

    KoolAidAfterDark logoLooking for a great way to kick-off Kool-Aid Days? Join us at the Hastings Museum from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, for Kool-Aid After Dark. We’re planning a flashlight scavenger hunt, lots of glow-in-the-dark fun, and blind taste tests. Details here.

    3rdLogoJoin us each month for this evening of special prices! Pay What You Can (PWYC) Museum admission from 5:00-8:00, and the 6:00 large-format film is just $5. For our next 3rd Friday the featured film is Kenya 3D. A terrific value! Next 3rd Friday: Aug 15.  More here.

    PrintThe Nebraska Tourism Commission recently announced the details for the Nebraska Passport Program. We made the cut! Hastings Museum was selected for the Can’t Get Enough Tour. Passports are available at our front desk. They come with a prize-entry sheet and a great map of all of the themed tours of Nebraska. There are prizes to be won, including a 60″ plasma TV. The program runs through September 30th.

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    This powerful documentary is the story of America’s founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped, and tested them. Special thanks to the Hastings Museum Foundation and the members of the Brooking Society for their generous support. This film is shown exclusively in 2D. For showtimes see the ‘Today at the Museum’ tab at right. For more information and a trailer, go here.

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